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Related to preeclampsia: HELLP syndrome
A condition of hypertension occurring in pregnancy, typically accompanied by edema and proteinuria. Also called toxemia of pregnancy.
pre′e·clamp′tic (-tĭk) adj.
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or pre-e•clamp•si•a(ˌpri ɪˈklæmp si ə)
a form of toxemia of pregnancy characterized by hypertension, fluid retention, and albuminuria, sometimes progressing to eclampsia.
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|Noun||1.||preeclampsia - abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated|
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